singaporeSingapore has reported a rise in new HIV diagnosis among gay men.

In 2015 232 gay men were diagnosed with HIV, an increase of 27% on the previous year’s figures according to the New Straits Times. A total of 455 people discovered they had contracted the virus in 2015.

7,140 residents of the Island nation have been diagnosed as HIV positive since the begging of the pandemic and 1,816 have died.

Of the new cases reported in 2015, 93 per cent of patients were male, with 74 per cent of them aged between 20 and 49 years old. READ FULL